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Burma says troops, cops, are on the verge of murdering villages.
The 10 January the army said that the 10 Rohingya men were part of a group of 200 "terrorists" who had assaulted members of the police. Some of the village Buddhists attacking with sword and the others were killed by troops, the army said, and added that it would take action against those there. Buddha village residents did not report an assault by a large number of rebels on the Inn Din guard.
Almost 690,000 Rohingya have escaped from the state of Rakhine and have been fleeing to the south of Bangladesh since August, when insurgents' assaults on guard stations caused a defeat by the army, which the United Nations has said could amount to massacre. Burghers of Myanmar Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested on December 12 for supposedly receiving sensitive document.
Public Attorneys are trying to indict Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo under Myanmar's Public Secrets Act, which goes back to the days of UK settlement and provides for a 14-year jail term at most. He said that if there was "strong and credible primordial evidence" of abuse, the administration would look into it. Following the release of the interim statement, there was no formal statement from the state.
British Secretary of State Boris Johnson said he would address the case of the two reporters at a Sunday session with Myanmar's de facto head Aung San Suu Kyi. "The importance of Burma's agencies in conducting complete and impartial investigations into the violent situation in #Rakhine & pressing need to establish the right framework for the Rohingya escapees to their Rakhine homes," Johnson said in a special post-conversationweet.
Against the Rohingya, the United States and the United Nations have described the armed action as "ethnic cleansing". Burma is denying racial purges and says its police have carried out lawful counterinsurgency missions.
The UN could help Myanmar collect proof of crime against Rohingya: British ambassador
"There are two ways to do this, one of which is a deportation by the International Criminal Court, the second is for the Myanmar administration to do it itself," Pierce said. Myanmar's United Nations missions did not immediately react to a demand for an opinion on Pierce's proposal. Myanmar's de facto head Aung San Suu Kyi promised investigation if reliable proof would be presented, and head of the armed forces Min Aung Hlaing promised at split talks with Security Council envoy in the capitol Naypyitaw on Monday "tough actions" for sexually assaulted the diplomat.
However, Suu Kyi's civil rule has little oversight over the Myanmar army. UNSC members travelled to Rakhine State in Myanmar, where the United Nations and legal groups say that almost 700,000 Rohingya have escaped to Bangladesh since August. Rohingyas insurrectionary assaults on the Rakhine police stations resulted in the Myanmar army outbreak.
The Myanmar Army helicopter that took the UN envoy to North Rakhine saw many of these towns. The Security Council envoy was shown that Myanmar has constructed a Rohingya repatriation centre to accommodate a combined 150 persons per night and a 30,000 returnee throughcamp.
Ambassadors were passing two towns near the concentration camps. The Myanmar Army published a police statement last November rejecting all allegations of rapes and murders by Myanmar's police force. In the meantime, the International Criminal Court (ICC) public attorney has asked him to decide whether he is responsible for the deportation of Rohingyas to Bangladesh, a possible felony against humanitarianism, but Suu Kyi's administration has voiced "grave concern" about this move.
While Bangladesh is a member of the ICC, Myanmar is not, so if the ICC decides that it has no competence, the UN Security Council could bring the Myanmar case to justice. A way the Security Council could help Myanmar could be to appoint a U.N. investigation unit to gather, hold and retain proof, as he did in Iraq last year when investigating actions of the Islamic state that could be considered atrocities.
As an alternative, the United Nations General Assembly could launch an investigation into the most serious Rohingya crime internationally, similar to what the UN has done in Syria. Russia's UN vice-ambassador Dmitry Polyanskiy, however, was cautious because Myanmar said it was ready to address the problem.
Each Council decision would require nine yes-votes and no veto from Russia or China, an associate of Myanmar.